Ultraviolet rays (“UV rays”) can harm the skin and the eyes. Prolonged and constant exposure to the sun and harmful UV rays can damage the skin that can cause premature aging. Some may even develop skin cancer in skin areas that are exposed to the sun. More so, the harmful UV rays can also damage your eyesight. In recognition of May being Ultraviolet Awareness Month, Erase Repair would like to raise awareness on how to protect the skin and the eyes from ultraviolet rays.
1. Apply sunblock lotions with high SPF. Summer is here and the sun, sand, sea, and surf is calling. So, go ahead and enjoy some summer activities with your friends and family. However, avoid the harmful effects and UV rays by applying sunblock lotion before you hit the beach. Apply ample amount on your face, neck, arms and legs and reapply if necessary.
2. Wear scarves or use an umbrella or hat when going out. Scarves are a flexible fashion accessory. You can use it to accent your wardrobe, but you can use it in a more practical way like protecting yourself from the rays of the sun. Too hot? Try using an umbrella or hat to shade you from the harmful UV rays.
3. Stay in the shade. As much as possible, avoid sun exposure, especially when the sun is at its peak.
4. Wear sunglasses. They are not just a fashion accessory must-have, sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes from the glaring sun. The building heat and UV rays may cause damage to your eyes, while the frequent squinting may cause crow’s feet.
True that you will need your dose of Vitamin D from the sun, but prolonged and constant exposure may cause damage. Aside from skin damage, too much sun exposure can also cause dehydration or even heat stroke, especially during the summer. Embrace UV Awareness Month and live a safe life for healthy skin.